The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Big Ten was well-represented with five teams among the top 25, and three positioned in the top five. In the AP poll, Ohio State was ranked No. 3, followed by No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 5 Michigan State and No. 23 Iowa, while Michigan and Indiana received votes. In the coaches' ballot, Ohio State checked in at No. 2, followed by No. 5 Michigan State, No. 6 Wisconsin, No. 22 Iowa and No. 25 Michigan. Indiana also received votes in the coaches' ballot.